August 29, 2012
Idol group Nogizaka46’s 3rd single “Hashire! Bicycle” (released August 22nd) has sold 187,000 copies in its first week, topping the Oricon weekly charts for September 3rd.
The first week sales for this single have exceeded their previous single “Oide Shampoo” (released in May), which sold 156,000 in its first week. With this, the group has set a new record for themselves since making their debut in February.
For this week’s album ranking, Nogizaka46’s “official rival group” AKB48 claimed first with their latest album “1830m” (released August 15th) for the 2nd week in a row. AKB48 and their related groups have topped the single and album rankings for 12 weeks of the year. However, this is the first time the groups have topped both rankings simultaneously.
Source & Image: Oricon